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HOOD STYLES : Cobra™ Elite™ Hoods


Style # 3808185SF

Material : COMFORT PLUS™ – Nomex® (Meta-Aramid)/Lenzing FR®

Arc Rating : 8.8

HRC Rating : 2

DESIGN : Double ply hood, with Extra Long Double ply bib, tapered back with notched shoulders
  • Double-ply hood with 3" wide panel for contoured fit
  • XL length covers chest, shoulders and shoulder blades
  • Tapered back and notched shoulder design helps bib
    lie flat in front and back
  • Flat stitched seams
  • X-heavy 1/2" wide elasticized face opening
  • Cover stitched bound drape
  • Label is sewn down on all four sides for comfort and permanency
  • UL Classified to NFPA 1971: Standard on Protective Ensembles for Structural Fire Fighting and Proximity Fire Fighting – Current Edition


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Blend was developed in the early 1980’s by PGI to offer a more comfortable and affordable option to 100% Nomex hoods. Due to its price and exceptional comfort it became an instant success easily becoming the most demanded hood blend on the market. Comfort Plus is made of two proven flame resistant fiber work horses- Nomex® and Lenzing FR™. Together they create an exceptionally durable and comfortable flame resistant fabric that wicks moisture away from the skin more effectively than other flame resistant fabrics. The end result is an FR hood that feels cooler in hot environments and warmer in cold environments.  In addition to improved comfort, Comfort Plus hoods offer 18% better thermal resistance than their 100% Nomex counter- part with a TPP of 33.6 vs. 28.5 for 100% Nomex after five washings.  Other properties of the fabric include:

  • Inherently flame resistant
  • Excellent thermal resistance – 33.6 TPP rating after five washings
  • Excellent comfort. Lightweight and soft, no itch or irritation
  • Excellent moisture management – wicks moisture away from skin keeping you drier and more comfortable
  • Keeps you cooler in hot environments and warmer in cold environments
  • Low initial cost
  • Long wear life
  • Off-white color
  • Arc Resistant – ATPV 8.8 HRC 2 (On double ply hoods)
  • Compliant with NFPA 70E – Current Edition.  Meeting the performance specifications of ASTM-F-1506 (On double ply hoods)
  • Meets CAL-OSHA Requirements
Passes Fed. Test 191, Method 5903.2: CAL OSHA Sections 3406(d)
  • Complies with OSHA Rule 29 CFR Part 1910, 269


  • Outer shell is a blend of Nomex®/(Meta-Aramid)/Lenzing FR® – approx. 6 oz sq yd.
  • Lining is Comfort Plus™ – approx. 6 oz sq yd.
  • 1 x 1 rib knit fabric - knit to allow approx. 130% stretch for maximum stretch and recov­ery.
  • Calendared to minimize laundry shrinkage.


  • All stitching conforms to Federal Standard 751 Specifications (FED-STD-751).
  • Major seams are flat seam assembled, stitch type 607.
  • Drape attachment to top is done with stitch type 401 and reinforced with stitch type 605.
  • Elastic in face opening is erged in with stitch type 503 and reinforced with bottom cover-stitch, stitch type 406.
  • Binding is applied with bottom cover-stitch, stitch type 406.


  • All seams are sewn with 100% Nomex thread size Tex 40.


  • Composed of a two layer top, bib and 3” wide Sure-Fit™panel for improved comfort, fit and performance.
  • Top is seamed from top of face opening to bib in back with a six thread flat seam for comfort.  Bib is assembled and joined around circumference of top with two thread serge and then 5 thread cover-stitched for extra strength.Face opening is circular in shape and serged with x-heavy duty ½" wide elastic around the perimeter. The elastic is then folded back ½" and cover stitched. The face opening stretches a full 16" (which is 25% more than conventional hoods) for easy donning and a snug fit around face of SCBA mask. Face opening maintains original shape after repeated launderings.
  • The bottom edge of bib is bound with self-material bias binding and contoured at shoulders allowing the hood to drape on the chest and back for maximum coverage.


1.) Face opening is circular and measures between 4.6" to 5.6" in diameter

2.) Length of hood below face opening approx. 11"

3.) Length of hood at side from top to bottom approx. 15"

4.) Length of hood at back from top to bottom approx. 19"


  • One size hood fits all

Labeling and User Information

  • Each hood is clearly labeled to identify material contents, NFPA acceptance, UL Classification, Date of Manufacture, and Care Instructions.  Affixed to each hood is a complete users information guide.

Meets or exceeds industry standards

  • UL classified to meet or exceed NFPA 1971- Current Edition; Compliant with CAL-OSHA, , Sections 3406 and 3410(d) and OSHA Rule 29 CFR, Part 1910, 269.  Compliant with NFPA 70E 2004 Edition and meets performance specifications of ASTM-F-1506.  ARC Rating: 8.8 Hazard / Risk Category – 2.

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